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  1. Vale – Dr Douglas MacAdam

    29 November 2018

    We recognise the passing of Dr Douglas McAdam who was a pioneer of palliative care medicine in Western Australia.  Dr MacAdam died on 17 October. Douglas Macadam was a remarkable man. He was a general practitioner, teacher, innovator and pioneer. He did theological training concurrently with his medical degree, and was an ordained minister in […]

  2. CEO Roundtable – September 2018

    29 November 2018

    In September we hosted the last roundtable of the year with Federal Minister Hon Ken Wyatt.  Topics included the Parliamentary report on End of Life Choices, Palliative care issues in aged care, our proposed Advance Care Planning Campaign for 2019 and the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration. Communique 2

  3. End of Life Choices Forum Series

    29 November 2018

    In October we held the first of three forums exploring the recommendations within the My Life My Choice report in greater detail.  The first forum, focussing on the palliative care recommendations gave a very clear indication of the sector’s desire for greater funding and focus on palliative care resources and funding for rural WA.  Attendees at […]

  4. Resources

    29 November 2018

    Improve quality of end of life care for older Australians The ELDAC ‘Working Together’ toolkit has been developed to assist aged care providers to create or enhance linkages across the aged, primary and palliative care sectors. Working together can reduce avoidable hospitalisations and shorten length of hospital stays for older Australians receiving community or residential […]

  5. The ‘safe death’: An ethnographic study exploring the perspectives of rural palliative care patients and family caregivers

    29 November 2018

    Rainsford S, Phillips CB, Glasgow NJ, MacLeod RD, Wiles RB. Palliative Medicine Sept 2018; 1-9. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1177/0269216318800613 Achieving one’s preferred place of death is often considered, within palliative care, as a proxy for a ‘good death’. In rural settings, relationships between place and self are often stronger than for urban […]

  6. Providing palliative care at the end of life: should health professionals fear regulation?

    29 November 2018

    End of Life Law in Australia have recently published an article exploring the regulatory framework governing this area, the extent to which health professionals actions have been scrutinised, and the consequences.

  7. Partnering with local parliamentary members to share the Advance Care Planning message

    29 November 2018

    Over the last few months we’ve partnered with local Members of Parliament to deliver our community workshops on Advance Care Planning.  This has proved a great way of using their local connections to deliver our workshops.  Over recent months nearly 500 people have attended our workshops across Morley, Carine, Scarborough, Forrestfield, Dawesville and Armadale. We […]

  8. eNews November 2018

    29 November 2018

    e-News – November 2018 Welcome to our last e-News of 2018.  Our Annual Report is now available online. We hope you can join us for our AGM next Tuesday (4 December).  Please book via Eventbrite. It’s been a busy few months in the PCWA office with lots of community workshops, forums on the End of […]

  9. Albany embraces the Compassionate Communities approach

    19 November 2018

    In October we partnered with the Australian Centre for Social Innovation to deliver 2 day Weavers Local Connector Training at the Albany Community Hospice.  This training was the first step in implementing a Weavers Program at the Hospice to support the carers of patients who come into its care.  Carers will be matched to a […]

  10. WA CEO Roundtable on Palliative Care meets with Ken Wyatt, Aged Care Minister

    2 October 2018

    The CEO Roundtable on Palliative Care provides high level advice to State and Federal Government on palliative care issues in WA. The Roundtable is facilitated by Palliative Care WA with CEO’s drawn from PCWA member organisations within the health and community service sectors. On September 7 2018, the Roundtable met with Federal Minister for Senior Australians […]

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